Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - 2021 report by Whydis

Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

style:Without cable Product Description The Shure SM57 is a fixture in the music business. You see it everywhere. In small clubs and 100,000 seat stadiums. This renowned mic is used by legendary performers and the latest up-and-comers. What you ma...

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Product

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Rock

(4 reviews)
Value

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Response

(5 reviews)
Price

(16 reviews)
Quality

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Mics

(19 reviews)
Shure

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Background noise

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Reviews around purpose (5.00 of 5)

  • Solid, sturdy, sonic quality dependable as can be, a wonderful all-purpose mic
  • This is a great all purpose dynamic mic, I use it for instruments, vocals, even field recording sometimes.
  • This is a great all-purpose dynamic microphone for everything from amps and instruments to vocals, and it's far and away one of the best mics out there in terms of durability (they don't call them the industry workhorses for nothing)/sound/value.
  • Solid, sturdy, sonic quality dependable as can be, a wonderful all-purpose mic
  • The SM57 is a good general purpose instrument mic, if your budget is tight.
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Reviews around product (5.00 of 5)

  • This product is top of the line and an industry standard for recording
  • I purchased this product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it.
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Reviews around rock (5.00 of 5)

  • This is my first SM57 purchase, I use it to mic my guitar amp to the PA mix for a classic rock and country band

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Reviews around value (5.00 of 5)

  • A best value for sound companies, home studio recordists and touring musicians.
  • This mic is great value, and is better that some more expensive ones
  • It would be very difficult to find a professional recording studio that doesn't have at least a few of these lying around, and for good reason - they work great for many applications, they are reliable, they can take a beating, and they are a fantastic value given their performance
  • If there's a workaday mic in the world, used by every studio in existence as well as on just about every stage, it's the SM57.
  • I have tried others, including very expensive models, and it quickly becomes apparent that with the good old 57 you have in your hand the best value out there.
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Reviews around response (5.00 of 5)

  • Great response and control, I recommend this to all musicians who want to sound great without spending more than the necessary.
  • This microphone has a smooth response and true tone that just sounds good.
  • If you understand that consistently (for a singer) holding the microphone directly in front of your mouth is not getting the best sound response, then using this instrument is a joy.
  • These are industry standard, dynamic microphones - built like military hardware with surprisingly good audio response and offered at a terrific value

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Reviews around price (4.61 of 5)

  • My favorite mic is the Shure BG 2.0, but is impossible to find it at a decent price
  • If you are looking for good quality and great sound at a fantastic price, then the Shure microphone is the one you have been looking for!
  • The price was awesome and the condition of the item was excellent.
  • An excellent microphone priced perfectly for the beginner to the advanced artist
  • I just recently bought two 57's from two different Amazon dealers at a very cheap price of $70
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Reviews around quality (4.49 of 5)

  • The most prominent problem with them is the sound quality
  • The microphone quality is great, as reported by the masses
  • Solid, sturdy, sonic quality dependable as can be, a wonderful all-purpose mic
  • If you are looking for good quality and great sound at a fantastic price, then the Shure microphone is the one you have been looking for!
  • Solid, sturdy, sonic quality dependable as can be, a wonderful all-purpose mic
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Reviews around mics (4.38 of 5)

  • Most mics are great for some things and lousy for others, but this mic is basically good for everything, and will outperform even very expensive ones if you know what you're listening for
  • (good)These mics are a great choice for many applications
  • These mics are fantastic for a closed mic sound as they reject a lot of background noise (so they also work great for playing live)
  • microphones (ever made?) for snare drum and electric guitar cab mic'ing... also, tough as nails (actually, tougher than nails)!While not "the best" at every other task, these mics are also good on toms, vocals, and lots more
  • I have had expensive Rode mics and all sorts of gear
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Reviews around shure (3.44 of 5)

  • The purpose for this review is to state exactly what another reviewer mentioned regarding fake\counterfiet Shure microphones
  • It's hard to be something as tried and true as the Shure SM57 for sound reinforcement at gigs and for recording.
  • That genuine Shure windscreen fits precisely and locks securely onto the SM-57.
  • The Shure SM57 has a great reputation, but I think that reputation is based solely on its ubiquity and history.
  • There are a lot of knock-off Shure microphones out there
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Reviews around background noise (1.95 of 5)

  • Firstly, it is a highly directional mic - don't expect to pick up much from the sides or back of it, making it a great, focused instrument mic.
  • I had to run it through Cantabile 3.0 with some free VST plugins (Reaper plugin pack) to add some gain and take away a bit of background noise from the Focusrite, but it sounds absolutely great after some minor processing.
  • These mics are fantastic for a closed mic sound as they reject a lot of background noise (so they also work great for playing live)
  • I absolutely love hooking these up to my PA and playing live - since they reject much of the background noise, I can crank my PA up loud and it sounds very clear
  • and it sounds spectacular without picking up every single background noise like a Blue Yeti or AT2035.
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Reviews around drum (1.44 of 5)

  • Don't be afraid to put this mic in front of very loud sound sources, like amps or snare drums.
  • Also good for snares, toms, even kick drums.
  • I'd guess that in 75% of all contemporary recordings there's a 57 pointed at the snare drum head, because they handle peak transients so well
  • (beware of even cheaper "rip offs" that look identical, but have far inferior capsules - always buy from an authorized Shure dealer)They work especially well in the studio for snare drum and guitar cabinets, but they can be "heros" on all percussion instruments, brass and woodwind instruments.
  • microphones (ever made?) for snare drum and electric guitar cab mic'ing... also, tough as nails (actually, tougher than nails)!While not "the best" at every other task, these mics are also good on toms, vocals, and lots more
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More about Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • style:Without cable Product Description The Shure SM57 is a fixture in the music business
  • You see it everywhere
  • In small clubs and 100,000 seat stadiums
  • This renowned mic is used by legendary performers and the latest up-and-comers
  • What you may not have seen are the thousands of SM57s at work behind the scenes in professional recording studios around the world
  • In fact, you'll probably find it in more studios than any other mic
  • Not surprising
  • The unidirectional dynamic SM57 has set the industry standard by defining the way instruments should sound
  • Which is why it's used by any serious musician or recording professional
  • Its warm, clean sound along with its carefully contoured presence rise make it ideal for a wide range of instrument miking applications, particularly guitar amplifiers and drums
  • The SM57 features a uniform cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise. From the Manufacturer Few microphones have the reputation for quality and durability that the SM57 has built up since it first hit the market in 1965
  • Since then, this product has been an industry benchmark to which all other studio microphones have been compared
  • It can be seen anywhere, from small clubs to sports stadiums, and has been used in the studio by many of the world’s greatest musicians
  • The Shure SM57 is also the microphone of choice for the White House, providing voice projection for the President since the 1970s
  • Shure Construction you can Trust The Shure brand ensures a long-lasting product that can withstand years of road or studio use
  • The SM57 was put through Shure’s famous drop test, in which the microphone was dropped ten times from a height of ten feet with no loss in input quality
  • Buyers can be confident in the durability of this microphone, exposing it to hours in the studio or the elements of an outdoor performance
  • The SM57 uses a cardioid pickup pattern to focus specifically on one source, rejecting audio from outside the pickup area
  • This can also be a great asset in live performances, as you can position the microphone wherever you like and not worry about feedback
  • Presidential Sound Quality The SM57 is one of the most versatile microphones on the market
  • This dynamic product can handle the highest sound pressure levels without distortion, making it the perfect choice for recording high-volume instruments like drums
  • Many hit recordings feature the SM57 on the snare, as it can handle the noise without distortion
  • This product is also perfect for use with high-volume amplifiers
  • The SM57 can even handle close up recording on half-stack amps that are painfully loud for human ears
  • This microphone will help you to bring the feel of a live performance to your recordings for a better representation of your music
  • While this microphone is notorious for being used in the studio to record the sounds of percussion, wind, and string instruments, it also provides high quality vocal recording
  • Whether you are using it for spoken word or vocals, the SM57 will deliver a flawless sound while eliminating background noises
  • Because of its reliability, sound isolation, and quality sound reproduction, the SM57 has been used at the podium for Presidential speeches for the past 40 years
  • The SM57 differs from microphones that are manufactured solely for vocal pickup in many ways
  • Vocal microphones like the SM58 have their frequency dialed in to a certain range that is common in most singers, enhancing that microphone’s pickup of the human voice
  • The SM57 doesn’t have this specific tuning, so it can handle frequencies on a much wider scale, with a response from 40Hz to 15KHz
  • Without this tuning, the microphone takes in the sound exactly as it is played, creating a perfect recording every time
  • This is even preferred by some vocalists who want only the raw input of their voice with no tuning at all
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